Monday, 25 July 2011

Long Lists for Flash Fiction and Humour Verse Competitions

The long list is up ...
... on the Flash 500 winners’ page. These stories are now being whittled down to create the shortlist. Once again, we had an incredible batch of entries – with stories arriving from no fewer than 40 countries. If you fancy entering this quarter, the details of the competition can be found on the Flash 500 website.

And the humour verse long list has also been decided
I’m delighted to say that I've been presented with the long list for the humour verse competition and you can see which poems made it here on the humour verse winning entries page. It's now up to me to choose ten of these poems to make the shortlist and from there pick the winners. From what I've been told by the primary readers, the standard was extremely high and I'm going to have my work cut out.

For this competition the entries also arrived from far and wide. Poems came in from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore,Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

The brief is for humour verse up to 30 lines in length, so if you feel like entering this quarter, more details can be found on the Humour Verse Competition Website. 

Judge for third quarter 2011
I'm delighted to say that our first ever judge has returned to preside over the next quarter. You can find out more about Simon Whaley on his judge's page.

Resource page
A few more links have been added to the writers’ Resource Page since the last newsletter. Once again, if you feel a site should be on the list, but isn’t, let me know and, if it fits one of the categories, I’ll add it. Send details to: Please pass the Resource Page link on to all the writers you know. 

Phew! That’s all for now, other than to say I'm really looking forward to having a chuckle reading the twenty-five poems that have made the long list.

Best wishes until the next newsletter when the shortlist will be announced,
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